A Joan Mitchell Show from the years of 1953 to 1962 at Manhattan's Cheim and Read gallery demonstrates a fresh perspective at a time when Abstract Expressionism was peaking but about to enter its decline.
Inhabiting a time and place rich in artistic crosscurrents and cross-pollination, Lee Krasner apparently always sought a unique vision, but one distilled from the radical advances in abstraction of her avant-garde peers and predecessors.
On a weekend when the United States Supreme Court solidified a conservative majority, prompting protests among those fearing its future decisions, the Hamptons International Film Festival offered a slate of films and programs that reflected this moment and events that have led up to it.
Matthew Broderick's career has been highlighted by his turns as straight man to some highly unusual characters. In "To Dust" he plays a scientist intrigued by an Orthodox cantor's quest to know how long it takes for human bodies to decompose.
Day Two of the Hamptons International Film Festival, its first full day, brought a wake-up call at 10 a.m. with a talk by women filmmakers one year after the start of the #MeToo movement. Throughout the day, related films such as "Roll Red Roll" and "Divide and Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story" screened in crowded theaters.
Maggie Gyllenhaal sat for the first of three planned conversations, this one with Alec Baldwin as moderator. Her film "The Kindergarten Teacher" was the opening night movie.
In the midst of announcements for its main event in October, on Sept. 22 the Hamptons International Film Festival will screen a documentary on Jane Fonda by Susan Lacy, a Noyac resident.
The screening of "Jane Fonda in Five Acts," at Guild Hall at 6 p.m., will be followed by a discussion with Ms. Lacy and Alec Baldwin. The documentary is a reflection back on the actress's 80 years of filmmaking and activism, making use of a distillation of 21 hours of interviews.